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President Obama tailors outreach for select groups

Essential Reads

The Obama campaign is carefully targeting groups including young women, dog lovers and sports fans, trying to build on connections to create deeper commitments from voters this fall.

Obama to Make Three-Day Campaign Swing Through Iowa

Essential Reads

At a time when he usually races from state to state seeking votes, President Obama has decided to invest much of next week in a single place, Iowa, the one where it all began for him.

July 13, 2012

Weekly Show

This Week, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both campaigned in battleground states. Obama called for an extension of middle class tax cuts while Romney addressed the NAACP. Also, House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

 

GOP Race's Approaching Lull Will Test Gingrich

On The Radar

The caffeinated, rapid-fire GOP presidential primary is about to ease into a slower pace and a more spread-out map, creating new challenges for Newt Gingrich. February will bring several primaries and caucuses likely to lack the intensity of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. It has only one debate, three weeks from now.
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Taking Voters At Their Words

Gwen's Take

Pundits. Analysts. Historians. Political scientists. The landscape is lousy with them this election year, and I love talking with them.

But in our PBS NewsHour political coverage this year, we are making a special commitment to seek out the opinions of the people who actually cast the votes. And in each of the contests we have covered so far, we have found they do not disappoint.

Obama’s Message Put to Test Where Voters Struggle

On The Radar

President Barack Obama is testing his populist message on a trip through five electoral battleground states where he is trying to persuade voters to stick with him even as their economic prospects remain clouded. From the rescue of the U.S. auto industry to the housing crisis, Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Michigan showcase the challenges on Obama’s path to re-election.
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Gwen’s Primary Day Take: 5 Things to Watch for in New Hampshire

Gwen's Take

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Tuesday's is the seventh New Hampshire primary I’ve covered, so I’ve learned the shortcuts through the lake region, the best diners, and the ways that voters here can confound pundits on election day.

Here is what I am watching for Tuesday night:

January 6, 2012

Weekly Show

This week, we’re on the ground in Manchester, New Hampshire to preview the primaries. After a close finish in Iowa, will Mitt Romney stay ahead of the pack in the Granite State? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz,  Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.
 

Santorum Draws Boos From College Crowd for Opposing Gay Marriage

On The Radar

Rick Santorum, whose surprising second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses has propelled him to the upper tier of Republican presidential candidates, was booed during an appearance before college students in New Hampshire yesterday when he spoke of his opposition to same-sex marriage.
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The Mitt and McCain Show

On The Radar

John McCain hugged Mitt Romney today as he endorsed his campaign. Four years ago, he wanted to hug Romney long enough to stop his breathing. The bitter rivals from the 2008 campaign now have a common enemy: Barack Obama. So while McCain once accused Romney of Chamberlain-like weakness in Iraq, the two have now aligned to bash the incumbent for his handling of the withdrawal from that country.